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The hundred thousand kingdoms

Author: N K Jemisin
Publisher: New York, NY : Orbit, 2010. ©2010
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Epic literature
Fantasy fiction
Epic fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: N K Jemisin
ISBN: 0316043915 9780316043915
OCLC Number: 300280047
Notes: Includes "Extras": interview with the author (p 417-421). Also includes excerpt of The Broken Kingdoms, book two of the Inheritance trilogy, by N.K. Jemisin (p.423-427).
Description: 427 pages ; 21 cm
Responsibility: N.K. Jemisin.

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Yeine Darr is an outcast from the barbarian north. But when her mother dies under mysterious circumstances, she is summoned to the majestic city of Sky. There, to her shock, Yeine is named an heiress to the king. But the throne of the Hundred Thousand Kingdoms is not easily won, and Yeine is thrust into a vicious power struggle with cousins she never knew she had. As she fights for her life, she draws ever closer to the secrets of her mother's death and her family's bloody history.--Book cover.
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Unusual new fantasy series

by wrobins1 (WorldCat user published 2010-04-12) Very Good Permalink

Jemisin, N.K., Jr. ~ Hundred Thousand Kingdoms ~ Orbit, 2010 ~ 29 chapters + Appendix, 527 pages ~ Audience: Adults, some teens ~ Rating: Very Good.

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“I am not as I once was. They have done this to me, broke me open and torn out my heart....
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